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What does it mean for your operations if you have a positive case? How long will staff need to be out? What other considerations should you address to make sure your workplace is prepared? The CDC has all the guidance you need here.
Contact Tracing: What to Expect
What is a close contact? Someone who was within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
How will close contacts be informed? The Health department will call to let them know they have been exposed to COVID-19...
To prevent the spread of #COVID19, restaurants and bars are asked to follow these guidelines. Many of our local establishments are doing a great job of these things so you can feel safe while eating out!
Interested in making an accessible, deaf-friendly mask? This type of mask has a clear window to make lip reading possible and to make facial expressions more visible.
The community-based #COVID19 testing site in Bloomington continues to operate 7 days a week.
When you have a question about #COVID19 that you think others may be wondering about as well, we encourage you to use the hashtag #askMCHD. We will gather these FAQs and respond to them in videos, graphics, or during our Facebook Live sessions.
To find a clinic near you: http://bit.ly/WICOfficeLocator Or call the automated office locator line: 1-800-323-4769 (voice) 1-866-295-6817 (TTY)WIC does not require proof of citizenship or immigration status.
MCHD is continuing to address misinformation about COVID-19. Not sure if something you've heard is fact or myth? We're here to help! #COVID19 #ProtectandPromoteHealth
WIC participants, please be advised:
We will likely see an increase in testing with the new guidance issued by the Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH). MCHD is dedicated to keeping you updated on COVID-19 in your community.
You've probably been hearing the phrase "social distancing" a lot... Get the facts here!
Have questions about whether or not information about COVID-19 is fact or myth?
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Q: Is wearing rubber gloves while out in the public effective in preventing the new coronavirus infection?
Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Le...
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available. Their website is an excellent resource to get accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus...
The McLean County Health Department is pleased to announce that PreventT2 is now available to all residents of McLean County. PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The g...
The nomination for this year’s recipient of the Alice J. Olsson Employee of the Year Award describes this person as someone who embodies the mission of “Protect and Promote Health.” They are incredibly kind; they demonstrate ...
Take action to protect yourself and your family from the flu and colds. Prevention is the key.
World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for communities around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away.
The McLean County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is offering free (reduced cost) hepatitis A vaccine to people at the greatest risk of becoming infected in our community.
Stand united with the McLean County Health Department in efforts to keep seasonal flu from disrupting lives in McLean County by getting a seasonal flu vaccination.
Every November, the McLean County Health Department accepts nominations for a Public Health Award. Your nomination recognizes a McLean County resident whose actions or involvement in the community results in healthier people or healthier spaces.
The McLean County Health Department has received notification that a bird from the 61704 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
The McLean County Health Department will host a full-scale mass dispensing exercise from 8:15 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Redbird Arena on the Illinois State University campus.
With many young people returning to school this week, the McLean County Health Department is advising parents to make sure their children have met the back-to-school immunization and dental requirements...
Summer has officially started! It’s the time for cookouts, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time at the pool.
In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the McLean County Health Department will offer free, confidential HIV testing and counseling on Tuesday, June 26th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in room 139.
A mosquito pool collected on June 8th from a trap set in the 61705 zip code area has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), the first positive test for 2018.
It’s time to start thinking about mosquitoes again and taking steps to protect against the diseases they can carry.
During the celebration of National Public Health Week the McLean County Health Department encourages residents to consider how they can help create a healthier McLean County by making small changes to improve their own health.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 behavioral health program funding.
Making people safer, stronger and healthier; strengthening communities; and getting things done for America are core reasons why people choose to become AmeriCorps members.
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2019 developmental/intellectual disability program funding.
A year-long social media campaign aimed at informing and educating the community about behavioral health topics and conditions is launching on February 1st.
The McLean County Health Department wants County residents to know that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains fully operational.
There’s a movement underway and everyone is invited to take part.
Hannah Emerson, Office Support Specialist II in the Maternal Child Health Division at the McLean County Health Department was selected as the 2017 Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
Staff at the McLean County Health Department are encouraged by the fact that 1,200 individuals have attended a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training since the course was first offered in McLean County in 2014, but note they still have a long way to go.
Take action to protect yourself and your family from the flu and colds and make the holiday season one that is truly merry and bright.
The McLean County Health Department welcomes Camille Rodriguez as its new director after its Board of Directors voted to appoint Ms. Rodriguez in their meeting this evening.
World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December and is an opportunity for every community to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have passed away.
Colleen O’Connor, CPS, CADC, a powerful voice in teen suicide prevention efforts in McLean County, was awarded the 2017 McLean County Public Health Award by the McLean County Board of Health at a reception held before the Board of Health meeting.
The McLean County Health Department will be holding a walk-in flu immunization clinic for adults age 19 and up on Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the health department.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2017 Public Health Award.
As the temperatures rise this summer, so will the number of cases of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) as more and more people visit public pools and other water play areas.
October 23-29 is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet 250,000 US children have elevated blood-lead levels.
Nine out of 10 Americans do not have the knowledge or skills to make informed healthcare decisions. The 2011 National Health Education Week is dedicated to addressing health literacy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take your breast health into your heads and learn about early detection methods through free breast health programs available from MCHD.
MCHD will hold flu clinics for both children and adults every Tuesday in October at the health department. Information on times and eligibility available on our flu page.
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Vaccinating pets and staying away from wildlife are vital ways to stop rabies transmission to humans.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the health of McLean County? If so, take a minute and nominate them for the 2011 Public Health Award.
Congratulations to MCHD's Erin Johnson, who recieved the Opening the Door Red Ribbon Award at the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/STD Conference for excellence in HIV counseling and care.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one hits. Are you prepared? Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Be involved.
Flu season is just around the corner. The #1 way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The McLean County Health Department has clinics scheduled for elligible individuals.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn about all of the resources available to help you and baby successfully breastfeed.
Due to extreme temperatures, Cooling Centers have opened in McLean County.
25% of people with HIV in the US do not know they're infected. Take the test. Take control.
McLean County was recognized with two Director's Awards at the Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit.